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Verrill Dana, LLP

Litigation

3 ranked lawyersBand 2MaineUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Experienced group of knowledgeable litigators who have deep expertise in medical malpractice and insurance coverage cases. Also singled out for its strength in complex business, IP, contract, product liability and construction-related disputes. Routinely called upon by healthcare systems to advise on alternative dispute resolution and litigation reduction techniques.

Work highlights

Representing Varney Agency in a cross-claim against an insurer for the insurer's improper denial of coverage, seeking over $15 million in damages.

Notable practitioners

Robert Ruesch regularly handles construction litigation, including contract disputes and claims management.

Karen Frink Wolf serves as chair of the professional liability group at Verrill Dana and is particularly focused on medical malpractice defense. Her clients include charitable foundations, healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies.

Martha Gaythwaite chairs the firm's litigation and trial group and is noted for her handling of complex commercial litigation. Her areas of strength include professional liability claims, contract disputes and theft of intellectual property cases, as well as personal injury suits.
"Martha is a well-respected and experienced litigator. She has great people skills and is a strategist." "She is one of Maine's best lawyers."

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Maine

Litigation: General Commercial


A Robert Ruesch
Band 2
Martha Gaythwaite
Band 1

Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance Defense


Karen Frink Wolf
Band 1